Obsessions

Samanta Falcone’s Eyeliner

“What I love the most is that it can really empower your glance and your whole face. And if you have low energy, an eyeliner will even lift your inner strength.” Samanta Falcone and Serena Becker celebrate the bracing, bolstering, indelible swish of eyeliner. 

Photography
SERENA BECKER
Beauty
SAMANTA FALCONE

What was the last beautiful thing you saw?
My cat cuddling me this morning in bed.

What do you love the most about eyeliner?
What I love the most is that it can really empower your glance and your whole face. And if you have low energy, an eyeliner will even lift your inner strength.

What products did you use for your Beauty Papers shoot?
Lasting gel eyeliner by Kiko. In Extreme Dimension 3D black lash Mascara by MAC and Volumising Mascara by SensaiDouble Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil by Estee Lauder. Lana Lipstick by NARS and Chromagraphic Black Pencil for Eyebrows by MAC.

Do you remember the first time you put it on yourself?
When I was a teenager, getting ready to go out. I didn’t have a technique for applying it, and I was a perfectionist – I wouldn’t go out with a wonky eyeliner. So I would start my makeup one hour earlier than usual… Oh I also spent some time contouring my nose with the same black eyeliner pencil, smudging the colour very well so to not be noticeable, and it worked! Muji thin earbuds are an essential to clean the spillovers.

Give us your favourite eyeliner application technique.
Always starting by the flick, then drag the line inwards. And make sure there’s eyeliner covering the whole lash lines.

Current kit hero products?
Lip scrub. Makeup Forever concealer and Le Blanc de Chanel’s Illuminating Base.

What is your favourite red?
NARS Red Lizard

What does the word glamour mean to you?
It is an inherent attribute of a person and their exquisite and refined good taste.

What is your first memory of glamour? 
My auntie’s hairstyle – always perfectly curled and groomed from early in the morning. And it stayed in place the whole day. Her hair was her main concern in life!

What is the future of glamour?
I don’t know, but  I wish  in the future women would stop thinking that strong contouring and fake tan is glamourous.

Living, dead, real or imaginary … who has the best make-up look?
Marchesa Luisa Casati


Photography Serena Becker
Beauty Samanta Falcone
Model Yumi